COUNTY LEAGUE In the Credit Union County Football League Division 5 Asdee v Ballylongford due to be played at Walsh Park on Sunday last there was huge disappointment when Bally notified our Secretary Mark O Hanlon that they were unable to field a team and so giving the home team a walkover. League points are no doubt always welcome but certainly not in this manner. Then there is the situation where players had travelled from long distances to play with their club only to find out with a late phone call on Sunday morning that the game was not going ahead. Many players having spent their football career proudly playing from Underage upwards with the Blue and White from the Western side of the Parish which included County and All Ireland medal holders the O Donoghue Brothers Eamon and Paudie, John Kennedy, Dan Kissane, Under 21 and Colleges (St. Brendans), Liam Horgan Club Championship(Baltinglass, Wicklow), Junior, Mike Walsh, Inter Firm, John Joe O Carroll. All National Medal holders when there was just one team in the Parish until Asdee was reformed in 1986; this is just not right to have a Club like Bally to drop down to this level and hopefully they will turn this around before the end of the season for both the good of football and that great rival;ry that exists between Asdee and Bally. Both sets of supporters have always looked forward to the meeting of the clubs whether it is County or North Kerry competitions and as all ready stated its all just a big disappointment to everybody concerned.
HALF MARATHON. Mark this date down in your diary; Saturday September 13th. After the success of last years event Asdee GAA in association with Kerry Respite Care will be holding their Half Marathon and 10km road race on Saturday September 13th; (starting time to be confirmed) The event will also incorporate a 5km fun run/walk. All the routes will start & finish at the grounds of Asdee GAA, Jack Walsh Memorial Park. There will be chip & pin timing for all runners in the Half/Marathon and 10km runs which will allow the competitors to measure their times.The event is open to all runners of any age or fitness level and from any county but we will also be expecting a number of competitive athletes particularly for the Half-marathon and 10km races. It is AAI permited and there will be medals for all finishers in our 5km, 10km and Half-Marathon races along with E350 worth of prize money to be given out. The cost of entering the individual races are as follows:
€10 for entering the 5km run for adults, €5 for U18′s doing the 5km
€20 for entering the 10km run
€30 for entering the Half-Marathon
For further information check with Officers of Club or check the Clubs Website.
FIXTURES. Credit Union County Football League; Round 8, Ballyduff will be at home to Asdee.W/E Sat/Sun July 25/26th. The McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry League Division 2 Final; Asdee v Moyvane has been posponed to a later date. County Novice Championship Semi Final, Asdee v St. Senans date and venue to be confirmed.
WEBSITES. Asdee G A A website is now up and running once again so for all our activities and match reports; just log on towww.asdeegaa.com